Censored Picasso Painting
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Mad Quickies: Censored Picasso, Robin Williams Nesting Dolls, Realistic Animal Lollipops and More!

Hey gang, I’m here on this lovely Friday to bring you the Quickies that you need. Big thanks to Donna for covering for me on Wednesday. She’s the very best and we all know it! While reporting on a Picasso painting that set a sales record at auction earlier this …

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Mad Quickies: Ruined Mosaics, Empathy Cards, Amy Schumer and More!

Hey gang, we got up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit here in Brooklyn yesterday, so I guess we’re just skipping right over Spring. But you know what we won’t skip? Your Wednesday Quickies! Dig in. Uh oh. We’ve seen this sort of thing before: There is an investigation over the condition …

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Cookie Monster and Captain Americauliflower
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Mad Quickies: Sesame Street/Avengers Parody, Botanical Mazes, Out-of-Control Russian Spacecraft and More!

Hey gang, let’s take a moment to marvel at some wonderful things midway thru this hell-week. Shall we? One thing that I’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet, is wander my way through a botanical maze. Here’s a bunch of them for you to wish you were trapped in. …

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Mad Quickies: Site-Specific Illusions, Touring a Nebula, 7-Year-Old Comic Book Author and More!

As Donna mentioned on Wednesday, she and I have switcheroo-ed our posting days this week. I hope I do her proud with this installment of Friday Quickies. Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting, has died at the age of 92. – Via …

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Mad Quickies: The “Amy’s Wonky Email” Edition

So here’s the thing: Our Lab Chief and Dear Leader, Surly Amy, had something strange going on with her email. For whatever reason, all of the emails she sent to our Super Secret Backchannel that contained links for articles of cool and interesting things, going back as far as February, …

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Mad Quickies: Mammoth Is Mopey, Molten Glass on Paper, AfroPuffs and More!

Hey gang. Sorry I haven’t been around, but I have a good excuse. I was working on a big ol’ mural of the New Horizons probe! It’s not that I don’t love you all. It’s just that I love that little spacecraft more. But anyway, I have returned to bring …

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Detail of kinetic sculpture by Jennifer Townley
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Mad Quickies: Kinetic Sculptures, Anamorphic Chalk Murals, Portraits of Women Artists and More!

Hey there gang. It’s been a busy week for me so far. But I’m never too busy to share some Quickies with you, Darlene. Let’s start things off right. Check out these fantastic kinetic sculptures by Jennifer Townley that use *gasp* math and science and stuff! From the artist’s statement: …

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Black Hole image made on a scanner bed by Navid Baraty
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Mad Quickies: Scanner Bed Astronomy, Imaginary Street Maps, Dancing Paper Cranes and More!

I have some Mad Art Cast business to attend to (I have to watch a movie… for research), so I’m gonna cut the the chase: HERE ARE YOUR WEDNESDAY QUICKIES. You tried to do this at your office holiday party, but artist Navid Baraty has taken scanning full moons to …

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